Inspired by Miss Polly’s stunning texture work and images of this breed (Charolais), I searched out a ranch near my home. The McCullough Charolais Farm just north of Stillwater, Minnesota is the largest Charolais farm in MN, and Shane, the farm manager, was very helpful and gracious. I even got up right around sunrise to catch some good light!! (Unheard of in my world!!) As Polly showed us, these gentle, but curious creatures have the most interesting faces! I never thought I would do portraits of cows, but could not resist the sweetness expressed!
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Fuji FinePix S3Pro for original capture. Textures added by darkwood67, muffet, and ‘light layer’ by kerstinFrank art. All blended in PS CS4


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  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 3 years ago

    I love all cows, they have such beautiful eyes and are gorgeous creatures, you have captured this one beautifully :o)x

  • Thank you Josie! I must say they make great portrait subjects.. the don’t move quickly and they are curious enough to look you in the eye!

    – KBritt

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 3 years ago

    oooh well done Kim! fabulous capture and pp work, they are indeed a fascinating breed

  • Thank you so much Sarah!! I am learning so much when I work these layers… and the heard of young females were so curious about me that they offered lots of shooting options! Appreciate your comment and fave!!! ~kim PS Have a great week!

    – KBritt

  • polly470
    polly470almost 3 years ago

    Kim…IMHO…this is one of your finest images so far…you have captured and enhanced in the most perfect way…you are such a star!
    A million faces from me!
    Huge hugs,

  • Polly – so glad you saw it… And many thanks for your wonderful comment and the “many faces” (faves?) lol : } I am all puffed up like a proud peacock with your praise! Truth be Told, I couldn’t have done it without your advice on light and your own stunning images to inspire! This one screamed ‘portrait’, but I have some ‘stories’ to tell too…
    Have a great week!

    – KBritt

  • laurav
    lauravalmost 3 years ago

    Fab image!

  • So many thanks, Laura, for the fave and your kind words!! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • hampshirelady
    hampshireladyalmost 3 years ago

    I love cows too! And this is a beauty. Wonderful work Kim – you have the light just perfect – but you are a talented lady who produces the most lovely, varied images

  • Sue – too kind! Thank you so much!!! I see you are making the rounds! lol …honestly, I DO think it is an addiction of some kind!!! …and my partner would agree! I can’t say how much I appreciate your kind words here… I am encouraged to keep growing and learning!! ….Now, go get another 4 hours sleep!!!! : }
    Hugs! ~Kim

    – KBritt

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosover 2 years ago

    Such a wonderful capture Kim!!

  • Thank you so much, John, for your visit, comment, and fave! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks, Lori!! She is a beauty!! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • Mark Batten-O'Donohoe
    Mark Batten-O'...over 2 years ago

  • Many thanks, Mark!!! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    congratulations for your feature in the New Fuji Fine group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you so much Francis! ~kim

    – KBritt

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous Portrait! Miss Polly will be so proud!!!

  • Ha! Yes, Kay, I believe she was proud! She encouraged it which is so awesome!! Thank you for your lovely comment!!! Much appreciated! ~Kim

    – KBritt

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